Mzuzu-based TNM Super League outfit, Moyale Barracks Football Club, is now on position 8 from 9 after beating Dwangwa United 2-0 on Wednesday at Mzuzu Stadium in game that was watched by a handful of spectators.
The soldiers, who are also known as the Lions of Kaning’ina forest, now have 34 points from 23 games and they have dislodged Mighty Tigers on position 8 who have played a game more than the soldiers and have 32 points in their bag.
The game on Wednesday was not that exciting as the two sides were ably blocking each other’s meaningful moves with crude tackles thereby resorting to long and high balls in each half of the match.
Despite the less entertaining play by both sides, Moyale Barracks managed to score their first goal, four minutes before recess. A well taken corner kick from the left floated into the 18 metre box and several headers by Moyale Barracks players were blocked before Dwangwa United’s captain Ganizani James kicked the piece of leather into his own net under intense pressure.
The soldiers scored their second goal in the 79th minute through Lesman Singini who tapped in a decent cross with a left foot, beating goalkeeper Emmanuel Yassin.
Speaking to Nyasa Times after the match, Dwangwa United coach, Radwell Mbetewa, blamed referee Newton Nyirenda on his team’s loss.
“This is not a true reflection of the game. The ref had already planned that Moyale should win. You could see the ref’s decisions. We just have to go back and rectify our problems so that we do well in our games ahead,” said Mbetewa.
Assistant coach for Moyale Barracks, Prichard Mwansa, praised his charges for the job well done.
“We are very happy to collect 3 points today. Our boys are working hard and according to instructions. We are very hopeful to finish in the top eight,” remarked Mwansa.